Summary: Works great with windows 8.1 when connected in my USB 2.0 slot, but for some reason is insanely slow (around 1 Mbps) in a USB 3.0 slot. Not sure if it's my computer or maybe there is a general backwards compatibility issue, but that was certainly disappointing. All in all, it was $15 and as long as I keep it in the 2.0 slot it works as well as my old card (which was fine but kept dropping the wi-fi connection). Worth taking the risk for how little it costs.
Summary: Some of the instructions could be improved for the setup. I've used them in the past without issue. There seemed to be a couple driver related problems when I first attempted to get the dongle configured. Once things got worked out everything was good.
Tiny, inexpensive & works, but has limited range and speed.
20 May 2013
Summary: The airport card no longer works on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I tried replacing it, but this did not fix it. My backup plan was to pick up a USB adapter such as this one. I had a Belkin one lying around and used it for a while, but it stuck out about 3 inches and it was so wide, it blocked access to the only other USB slot on my computer. So I needed a nano-sized solution. It's OK - does the job, but the range is limited. I am guessing it is due to its size.
Summary: so it works, but only goes up to 54mbps instead of the full 150Mbps. now i understand that different wireless types like N/G/B all give different rates, but i can not seem to get this thing to go past 54Mbps. at least thankfully its 54mbps up and down.... ive seen worse out of better looking devices in the past. so im not mad with what i got, just a little dissapointed. that being said, if it can be fixed, then right on! 3/5 stars if non fixable.
Excerpt: чтобы организовать точку доступа на компет потратил 2 дня для посика настроек. В результате на Win7 wifi работате, фон и ноут точку доступа видят, но в интеренту не поключаются. Родная программа жестко гасит настройки сити. Лучше её вообще не устанавливать, а искать настройти и настраивать вручную. Лучше заплатить - но не морочиться.
Cons: софт, кт идет в комплекте работает не корректно,